Originally built in 1926, the Hotel Hollywood opened as the Oban Hotel in 1927. The hotel was the preferred choice of lodging for countless celebrities and entertainers. Former hotel guests include Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Paul Newman, Fred McMurray, Orson Wells, Clark Gable, Glen Miller, Harry James and many more. Based on availability, you can request the room that Marilyn Monroe or James Dean stayed in.
The hotel was purchased and restored in 2005 by Westside Rentals. The company currently owns and operates the hotel and several others in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica area.
As documented in the book Hollywood Haunted and the National Directory of Haunted Places, several ghosts are said to roam the hotel stairs on a daily basis. The most famous ghost is said to be Charles Love, a prop master and stunt double for comedian Harry Langdon.